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Before you come to Israel, let Israel come to you! WalkingIsrael provides virtual tours of some of the most famous (and not so famous) sites around the country. Live guiding via the internet and Share Your Screen technology along with Google Earth accompanies all virtual tours, so it’s just like you’re really there. Stroll through Jaffa Gate on your way to the Kotel, explore around the summit of Masada, see the view King David had from his palace, walk through the trenches of the Six Day War, and more.

Virtual tours are custom-developed for your school’s individual curriculum. As Science Labs enhance the study of chemistry or physics, Virtual Israel Touring serves as a “Judaics Lab,” enhancing the study of Bible/חומש, Tanach/תנ”ך, the ancient Land of Israel, or the modern State of Israel (perfect for the weeks leading up to Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzma’ut, Yom Yerushalayim, and Yom HaSho’ah, or at any point during the year). As long as the site’s location is known, WalkingIsrael will videotape and photograph it, and present it to your school!

Stories available:
Biblical Stories
Ancient Land of Israel
Modern State of Israel

Biblical Stories

  • Genesis 12-13 – Abraham’s Travels
  • Genesis 14 – The War of the Kings at the Dead Sea
  • Genesis 18-19 – The Destruction of Sodom
  • Genesis 20 – Abraham in Gerar
  • Genesis 22 – The Binding of Isaac
  • Genesis 23 – The Death of Sarah and Purchase of the Cave of Machpeilah
  • Genesis 26 – Isaac and Abimelech
  • Genesis 28 – Jacob’s Dream
  • Genesis 32-35 – Jacob’s Return to the Land and Rachel’s Death
  • Joshua 2-6 – The Conquest of Jericho
  • I Samuel 4-7 – The Ark’s Capture and Return
  • I Samuel 13-14 – King Saul vs. the Philistines at Michmas
  • I Samuel 17 – David vs. Goliath
  • I Samuel 27 & 30 – David at Ziklag
  • I Samuel 28-29 & 31 – The Death of King Saul at the Gilbo’a Mountains
  • II Samuel 5 – David’s Capture of Jerusalem
  • II Samuel 11 – David and Bat-Sheva
  • II Samuel 13-19 – Absalom’s Rebellion
  • And more! Check back here for more stories as they are added.

Ancient Land of Israel

  • The City of David – Walk on the foundations of King David’s palace, understand ancient Jerusalem’s weak spot, walk through Hezekiah’s water tunnel, and more!
  • Maccabee battle sites – Make the story of Chanukkah come alive as you visit where Judah Maccabee and his brothers defeated the Syrian-Greeks.
  • Gezer – Mentioned in a number of Biblical sources, this city was strengthened by King Solomon. See the actual gate he built!
  • Hebron – City of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs. The first seat of Jewish royalty. Burial place of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah.
  • The Kotel – The Western Wall, closest spot to the ancient Temple and the Holy of Holies.
  • Southern Kotel/Robinson’s Arch – Enter the stores where pilgrims would purchase their sacrificial animals, walk on the crushed Roman road, and see the still-scorched stones from the destruction of the Second Temple.
  • Caesarea – King Herod’s majestic theatre and incredible port, and a largely-intact Crusader city.
  • Tiberias – Walk through the same gate where Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, and other famous (and infamous) personages walked.
  • Beit Alpha synagogue – Learn about the beautiful mosaic floor; were there Greek gods in ancient synagogues?
  • Ein Gedi synagogue – One of the earliest synagogues in the world, and what a view!
  • Beit She’an – The town where King Saul’s body was hanged became a magnificent Roman city, with a huge theatre, market place, and colonaded avenues.
  • Check back here for more sites as they are added.

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Modern State of Israel

Yom HaAtzma’ut

  • Ad Halom Bridge – If not for the IDF’s daring operation here during the War of Independence, Tel Aviv might have fallen, and Israel might never have been born.
  • Giv’at HaTachmoshet/Ammunition Hill – Site of an important Jerusalem battle in the Six Day War.
  • Knesset – Israel’s Parliament.
  • Supreme Court – Where all of Israel’s citizens can get justice, regardless of religion or race.
  • Check back here for more sites as they are added.

Yom HaZikaron

  • Mt. Herzl – Israel’s national military cemetery in Jerusalem. Learn about those who fell before there was an Israel, as well as those who died creating and maintaining the Jewish state.
  • Helicopters memorial – Learn about the 1997 crash of two IAF helicopters on their way to Lebanon. Located in the Upper Galilee.
  • Netiv HaLamed-Heh memorial– The famous “Convoy of 35,” which tried to relieve the besieged Gush Etzion in January 1948. Learn about their heroic story. Located just south of Beit Shemesh.
  • Negev Brigade memorial – The brigade which secured the Negev for the new State of Israel. Located on the outskirts of Be’er Sheva.
  • Engineering Corps memorial – Learn how they helped open the road to Jerusalem in 1948, and how they fight terrorists today. Located east of Rehovot, and southwest of Latrun.
  • Armoured Corps memorial – Located at a former British police fortress overlooking the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, the Armoured Corps boasts some of the most advanced tanks in the world. Climb up on one! Located at Latrun.
  • Check back here for more sites as they are added.

Yom Yerushalayim

  • Jerusalem neighborhood walks – Rehavia, German Colony, Talbieh, and more.
  • Divided Jerusalem – Walk the old border between East and West Jerusalem. See the bullet holes still in former border homes. Understand what and why we are celebrating today!
  • Check back here for more sites as they are added.

Yom HaSho’ah

  • Yad VaShem – Israel’s official national memorial to the six million Jews murdered in the Sho’ah. Learn about the tremendous acts of resistance against the Nazis.
  • Scroll of Fire – Powerful sculpture in the Jerusalem hills.
  • Check back here for more sites as they are added.

General Israel

  • Safed – The city of mystical Judaism, a heroic battle against the Arabs in 1948, and more.
  • Check back here for more sites as they are added.